April 1924 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 19 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, German composer, born in Aue, Germany
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, Romanian-born Israeli composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

Apr 16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • Apr 18 Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, composer
  • Apr 26 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), born in Zion, Illinois
  • Apr 28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 30 Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 15 Eduardo Caudella, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, dies at 82